The Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Avian Ecology with an emphasis in waterfowl conservation and management. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track Assistant Professor position that includes an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).
The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in avian ecology to address critical or emerging issues in waterfowl conservation and management. Natural wetlands have been reduced by over 90% in California, but agricultural and wetland habitats in the Central Valley—where UC Davis is located—still support one of the largest concentrations of migratory waterfowl during fall and winter in North America. The successful applicant’s research program will at least partially focus on developing conservation strategies for sustaining these habitats and the birds that depend upon them. The appointee will be responsible for teaching 2-3 undergraduate courses per year, including biology and conservation of wild birds (WFC 111/L) and ecology of waterfowl and wetland birds (WFC 136). The successful applicant will train and mentor graduate students and participate in graduate instruction within the Ecology, Population Biology, and/or Animal Behavior graduate groups. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in industry, federal/state agencies, non-governmental organizations, or other appropriate public stakeholders.
This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank, and the resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. Initial review of applications will occur on November 15, 2023 and be conducted using anonymized versions of the Statement of Research as well as the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Applications demonstrating sufficient potential based on this review will be advanced to full review.
To view the full job ad and/apply, visit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06020